was born on 8 August 1678 at England. He was the son of Edward Taylor
and Catherine (Unknown)
. Edward Taylor married Catherine Morford
circa 1701/2. Edward Taylor left a will on 22 February 1733/34
WILL of EDWARD TAYLOR, of Shrewsbury, Mon. Co., "Yeoman, being fick & weak of Body." Dated Feb. 22, 1733-4. Proved by oath of Henry Leonard and John Nathn Hutchins, two of the wits., that at the same time the other wit. was present; before Lawrence Smyth, Surrogate, June 12, 1734.
Gives: "unto my wel-beloved fon Edward Taylor my Silver cup, after his mothers deceafe to be . . . .Enjoyed "by him his heirs . . . . ."; "unto my belbeloved Sons Edward Taylor & John Taylor . . . . that Tract . . . . "of Land that lies in Freehold and now belongs to me [(] which I formerly purchafed of John
Okefon) the fame to be equally "divided in quantity and quality alike between them . . . . their heirs . . ."; "unto my welbeloved fon "James Taylor all that Peice . . of Land belonging to me, which I purchafed of Samuel Leonard) called & known By the "name of the old place) whereon I formerly lived . . . . when he fhall be of the age of Twenty & One Years, by him "his heirs . . . . "; "unto my welbeloved Son Thomas Taylor, the one . . . . equal third part of all the "plantation whereon I now live (. . . . the whole fhall be Divided into three equal parts in quantity & quality alike) "the fame one third part to be . . . .enjoyed by him when he fhall be of the full age of Twenty & One Years by him "his heirs . . . ."; "unto my welbeloved fon Jofeph Taylor the one . . . . equal third part of the plantation "whereon I now live the fame to be . . . . enjoyed by him, when he fhall be of . . . . Twenty & One Years by "him his heirs . . . ."; "unto my welbeloved Son George Taylor the one . . . . equal third part of all that "plantation whereon I now live the fame to be . . . . enjoyed by him when he comes to . . . . Twenty & One "Years by him his heirs . . . ."; "to my fon John Taylor the Bay Mare he now rides to be . . . enjoyed by him "his heirs . . . ."; "unto my welbeloved Sons Edward Taylor, John Taylor, James Taylor Thomas Taylor Joseph "Taylor and George Taylor all my Right of propriety to unfurveyed Land, which I had of John Reid to be equally divided "between them and to be enjoyed in feveralty by them . . . . their heirs . . . ."; "if my Son James Taylor "fhould Die before he is Twenty & One Years of Age, That then what is herein by me to him Given shall be Divided "equally between my Sons Thomas, Joseph, & George, provided the said James have no ifsue Male of his body lawfully be"gotten) to be enjoyed by them their heirs . . .."; "if it fhould happen that either of my fons Thomas Joseph or "George, fhould die before . . . . they fo dying fhould be of the Age of Twenty & One Years or have ifsue Male of "the[ir] . . . . Bodies of . . . .them fo dying lawfully begotten That what is herein to him or them fo Dying given fhall "be equally Divided between the Surviving Brethren of the three, or in cafe of the Death of any two of the three . . . . "Thomas Joseph or George then the furviving Brother to have . . . . their parts . . . . what is herein to them "given the fame to be received . . . . by . . . . them as the cafe shall happen by . . . . their heirs ". . . ."; "my Dearly beloved Wife Catherine Taylor shall have . . . . the ufe . . . . of my now Dwelling "houfe, and have her Maintenance out of the profits of the plantation I now live on During the term of her natural life if "fhe fo long remain my Widow (but no longer . . . .) . . . ."; "unto my welbeloved fons Edward Taylor & "John Taylor five ews & five lambs to be taken out of my stock . . . . enjoyed by and between them as they think "proper or can agree by them their heirs . . . . alfo the two fheep they have at Crofswicks . . . ."; "unto my "welbeloved fons James Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Joseph Taylor & George Taylor each of them One Good Riding Horfe & "Saddle to be raifed . . . . out of my Eftate & given to them . . . . by my Executors as they . . . . "fhall Arrive to . . . . Twenty & one years to be . . . .enjoyed by them . . . . their heirs . . . ."; "my Executors fhall out of my Eftate give . . . . to each of my Sons James, Thomas, Joseph & George One Cow to "be . . . . enjoyed by each of them their heirs . . . ."; "to my welbeloved fon John Taylor one Gun it being "at his election to take either the Gun that was my Fathers, or that which is called (now) his Gun the fame to be . . . . "enjoyed by him his heirs . . . ."; "unto my welbeloved Daughters Efther, Sufannah & Hannah each the fum of "Twenty Shillings to be paid to each of them by my Executors in convenient time after my deceafe . . . ."; "unto "my welbeloved Daughter Catherine Taylor her riding Saddle & one good riding horfe, alfo a good Feather Bed with Cur"tains & furniture Suitable thereunto at the Difcretion of my Executors Alfo two Cows either with Calf or Calves by their "fides together with five Ews and five lambs, and Six new Chairs, Three pounds worth of Pewter & one Cheft or Trunk, all "which to be delivered to her by my Executors at or upon the day of her Marriage . . . . to be . . . . Enjoyed "by her her heirs . . . ."; "unto my welbeloved Daughter Rebecca Taylor a fide faddle & One good Riding Horfe, alfo a "good Feather Bed with Curtains and furniture fuitable thereunto at the Difcretion of my Executors, Alfo Two Cows either "with calf or Calves by their fides together with five Ews & five lambs and fix new Chairs, Three pounds worth of Pewter "and one Cheft or Trunk All which to be delivered to her by my Executors at or upon her Marriage day the same to be ". . . . Enjoyed by her her heirs . . . ."; "my welbeloved Wife Catherine Taylor fhall have ufe & enjoy all ". . . . my Moveable Eftate after Debts & Legacys paid (except fuch things & Creatures as are already called or "reputed to be or belong to my fons Edward & John) . . . .during the term of her natural life if fhe fo long remains "my Widow, but no longer . . . . and after her deceafe or entering into Wedlock which . . . . fhall first "happen . . . . the fame be equally divided between my Daughters Efther Sufannah, Hannah, Catherine and "Rebecca fhare . . . . alike as near as may be And in Cafe of Death of any . . . . of my said Daughters, then "the fhare of fuch fo dying to be given . . . . among the Children of fuch fo dying . . . . what working "Creatures or Teams ufed on the plantation with Gears Ploughs and all fort of Utenfils for the ufe . . . . to the farm "fhall be left . . . . at the time of my wifes deceafe or entering into Wedlock and the Crops of Grain then gathered "& lying by with the Crops that fhall then be in the Ground fhall be equally divided between my Sons James, Thomas, "Joseph & George, or fuch of them as fhall then be living. . share alike as near as may be . . . ."
Constitutes "my Welbeloved Wife and my loving Brothers William Taylor & Joseph Taylor, & Thomas Morphet Executrix & Executors . . . ."
"Will contained in about one fheet and a half of paper Confifting of fifty & Nine lines . . . ."
Wits.: EDWARD TAYLOR
John Nathn Hutchins
Oath of Executors, Katherine Taylor, William Taylor, Joseph Taylor and Thomas Morphet; before William Madock, Surrogate, Mon. Co., July 10, 1734.
His estate was proved on 12 June 1734.